Rebecca Pierce

Rebecca Pierce

ROCKINGHAM - If you’ve driven through the intersection of Route 220 and Greene Street in Rockingham with any frequency over the past few months, you are likely to have noticed some beautiful changes taking place as the Fairfield Marriott hotel received a much-needed makeover. 

Officially opened for business, the freshly renovated establishment was the perfect backdrop for this month’s Chamber of Commerce Connections After  5 event.

ROCKINGHAM - Following a hiatus during the summer season, the members of the Richmond Young Professionals are excitedly formulating the details of their event line-up for autumn.  The organization, which is aimed at providing networking, socializing, and volunteering opportunities to local 20 to 40-somethings, is back and ready to get involved in the community once again.

“I’m looking forward to kicking off the fall with our young professionals group,” shared Seth Allen, co-president of the organization.  “It’s been a few months since our last event and I am excited to start off the upcoming season with a new set of opportunities for our local young professionals.”

RICHMOND COUNTY - As the month of August begins, teachers across the country are starting to say “good-bye” to their sunny summer days and say “hello” to their freshly-waxed classroom floors and newly-purchased organizational bins.

And while these teachers take their first steps towards returning to a full-time work schedule, it so becomes time for their administrators and central office staff members, who’ve been working hard all summer long, to attend their annual leadership retreat. 

Held at the Church of God of Prophecy in Rockingham on Thursday, August 3rd, this year’s Richmond County Schools’ leadership retreat began just like any other – with coffee.

Monday, 13 August 2018 05:04

School Supply Drive a Stupendous Success!

ROCKINGHAM - August – the time of year when school supplies storm the shelves at rock bottom prices, providing consumers the annual opportunity to bulk up on things such as pencils, folders, and notebooks for just pennies a piece.  It is a complete bargain, right?

Not quite.  Even with prices so low, outfitting a child with all of their back to school necessities adds up to be a small fortune.

According to the 2018 Huntington Backpack Index, parents spend an average of $637 to $1,355, each year on school supplies and general fees, dependent upon the age of their child.  The same study also shows that classroom teachers similarly spend an average of $479 to more than $1,000 each year on preparing their classroom and stocking it with the critical supplies that their incoming students will need that year.

Wednesday, 08 August 2018 00:10

Stuff the Bus 2018

ROCKINGHAM - Fact: A typical school bus has 13 rows, 26 bench seats, and can accommodate anywhere between 52 and 76 passengers at a time, depending on their age.  Richmond County has dozens of these such buses which are utilized by the district’s 15 schools to serve its more than 7,000 children.  

On August 9th Richmond County Schools will utilize one of these iconic vessels of transportation for an entirely different purpose as they work to fill all 26 seats with school supplies at their 10th annual Stuff the event.

“All students look forward to the first day of school with new school supplies, but it's a different story for those families who can't afford these items for their children,” explains Michelle Parrish, Executive Director of United Way of Richmond County.  “United Way believes that the inability to afford school supplies shouldn't be an obstacle to a child's success and that's why we partner with RCS and Wal-Mart to facilitate "Stuff the Bus." 

ROCKINGHAM - Dozens of local business leaders joined together Thursday night as they gathered to partake in this month’s Connections After 5 event. 

Hosted by the Richmond County Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with member business, Discovery Place Kids, this most recent installment of the Connections event series certainly piqued the curiosity of many and encouraged all to embrace their inner child, at least for a little while.

ROCKINGHAM - How many hearts does a worm have?  In layman’s terms, what is a sub-orbital hematoma?  What are the 5 most common last names in the United States of America as of the most recent census?

RICHMOND COUNTY, NC - “Let’s do lunch!” – A common catchphrase muttered by millions of men and women across the country every single day.

HAMLET - Sports Connection in Hamlet was rocking on the night of Saturday, March 24th as dozens came out to enjoy hours of live music and show their support for a local citizen in need.

Thursday, 22 February 2018 09:17

Piedmont Bridal Show Set for This Sunday

HAMLET -- One of the most exciting times in a woman’s life is the day that she gets engaged to the person of her dreams.  The day when her soul mate makes a grand declaration of their love for her, and asks to spend forever together.

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